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When you look at your brain on an MRI scan, what do you see? Are you filled with a better understanding the abstract “self”?

One of the tenets of the Affordable Care Act is that once people receive healthcare coverage that allows them to access traditional primary care services, they will stop relying on expensive emergency department visits for care that could be delivered in another setting. Or will they?

The National Institutes of Health have recently announced eight projects largely funded by the NFL that will study the long-term effects of repeated head injuries and will hopefully develop better tools for diagnosing chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) and concussions, according to an article published on Dec. 17 by NPR.org.

Some are using the clanging rhythms of MRI scanners as musical inspiration. 

Last year, CNN.com reported that residents taking the American Board of Radiology medical physics examination recorded test questions and shared them with future examinees. Now, Gregory W. Ruhnke, MD, MS, MPH, of the Department of Medicine at the University of Chicago, offers his own opinion on the matter in a CNN Opinion piece published online Dec. 9.

New data regarding the prevalence of Alzheimer's disease is looming far and above previous estimates: 17 percent higher than previously thought, according to statistics from Alzheimer's Disease International.

For patients who have suffered a brain injury, brain rehabilitation could be the key to putting a smile back on their faces.

Regina Harrell, MD, detailed a visit to one of her homebound patients and her difficulty in holistically recording his health using an EHR in an article published Nov. 17 on NPR.org.

Morris Panner, former prosecutor turned entrepreneur and the focus of a profile piece in The Washington Post, is hoping to shake up image exchange with a new company.

Cadel Evans, the former world champion and Australia’s first Tour de France winner, pedaled inside an MRI machine in Brisbane, Australia’s Prince Charles Hospital to support cardiac research, as reported by The Australian online Nov. 11.

A team of researchers from Chalmers University of Technology in Sweden and the Polish Wroclaw University of Technology have created a new technique with multi-photon lasers that could attack clumps of amyloid protein plaques, which are the hallmark of Alzheimer’s disease, reported Smithsonian.com on Nov. 8.

A new method for predicting time to full-time care, nursing home residence, or death for patients with Alzheimer’s disease has been validated by a Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) research team, as reported by the CUMC Newsroom on Nov. 7.